“Their opinions are moot”: Game of Thrones Creators Planned to Ruin the Series Finale in an Even Worse Way That Deserves Prison Time

GoT showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss considered several other characters to kill the Night King.

“Their opinions are moot”: Game of Thrones Creators Planned to Ruin the Series Finale in an Even Worse Way That Deserves Prison Time

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  • Various characters were initially contemplated for the pivotal role of killing the Night King in the concluding season of Game of Thrones.
  • In the concluding season of Game of Thrones, Arya Stark emerged as the one to kill the Night King.
  • And not choosing Jon Snow for that role disappointed fans.
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In the concluding season of Game of Thrones, Arya Stark emerged as the one to kill the Night King. But, the showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss considered several other characters who could have delivered the final blow, including the Hound, Brienne, and even the seemingly destined Jon Snow. 

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The decision to subvert expectations by having Arya kill the Night King, rather than the more obvious choice of Jon Snow, was met with so much criticism. Rather than opting for Jon Snow to kill the Night King, which was deemed too predictable, they explored alternative options. This deviation from the anticipated outcome has sparked discontent among fans, with some expressing dissatisfaction at this decision for the series conclusion.

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It Could Have Been a Worse Ending the Way the Showrunners Had Planned Initially 

As revealed in James Hibberd’s Fire Cannot Kill A Dragon: Game of Thrones and the Official Untold Story of the Epic Series, various characters were initially contemplated for the pivotal role of killing the Night King in the concluding season of Game of Thrones.

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While Jon Snow, with his significant history with the Night King, was a natural consideration for the role, the show’s creators were hesitant to revisit that storyline. “It had to be somebody with believable access to Valyrian steel,” showrunner David Benioff explained. “We didn’t want it to be Jon because he’s always saving the day.” 

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He continued: 

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We talked about the Hound at one point, but we wanted his big thing to be Clegane Bowl. Ultimately it wouldn’t have felt right if it was Jon or Brienne or the Hound.” 

While Sandor Clegane, the Hound, undoubtedly lent Arya Stark a hand during the fight against the Night King, his role went far beyond the battlefield. He was instrumental in shaping Arya into the skilled warrior she ultimately became.

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Fans of The Show Are Quite Upset

This decision has made Game of Thrones fans disappointed and they feel it was a crime of them not to let Jon Snow kill the Night King. 

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Jon Snow in Game of Thrones season 8

Many fans believe that the conclusion of the TV series stands out as one of the most disappointing in television history. The ending not only fell short of the expectations but also detracted from the essence of the show and the qualities that initially made it exceptional. 

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Prantik Prabal Roy

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